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Kingston College

Progress Coordinator

Reference: 4004c534-c0c0-4801-a812-90ae66c86062
Employer: Kingston College
Location: Kingston Upon Thames
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)

As a Progress Coordinator at Kingston College, you will develop and manage the delivery of a high-quality, cost-effective support service to learners with physical disabilities, medical conditions, sensory impairments, mental health issues, learning difficulties and other inclusive needs, to meet the College’s Strategic and Operational objectives.

Providing a rich and stretching learning experience, you will act as the nominated person for referrals from professionals working with the young person and assess the individual’s needs, including risk assessment of those with physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental health issues, sensory impairments, and other inclusive needs, and disseminate information as appropriate. You will act as a lead for an agreed case load of learners including assessing support needs, requesting high needs support funding, coordinating support packages that meet EHCP outcomes and chairing EHCP annual reviews, and manage a team of Learning Coaches, to ensure learners receive a high-quality service, thus enabling them to access the college curriculum, facilities and services and improve achievement rates.

We’d like our Progress Coordinator to have a successful and proven track record in supporting the provision in a post 16 educational setting for learners with mental health issues, physical disabilities, medical conditions, sensory impairments, learning difficulties and other support needs to enhance achievement rates. You will have identifiable personal achievements in learning support and the disability field and have a proven track record in coordinating and supervising a team.

You will be able to carry out and record assessments including risk assessments of learners and be able to act as a key person for learners, including chairing EHCP Annual Reviews and contributing to Needs Assessments. You will have good understanding of the SEND reforms, equality & safeguarding legislation and its implications for the Learning Support Service and have good working knowledge of the support funding including high needs support and how to use resources effectively.

Closing date for the return of completed applications is 14th April 2024

The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 27 days plus up to 8 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health. There is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

As part of our due diligence checks on prospective employees, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, an online search and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

As outlined in the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to achieve and progress.

When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.

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